PROFESSOR DAVID LINDENMAYER

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PROFESSOR
DAVID LINDENMAYER


Surrogate ecology: when and where can i
t work to

improve


environmental

management?


Current Organisation
:
The Australian National University

Administering Organisation:
The Australian National
University

Primary Research F
ield:
Conservation and Biodiversity

National Research Priority:
An Environmentally Sustainable
Australia


Professor David Lindenmayer is

a
Professor at
T
he Australian
National

University
’s (ANU)
Fenner Sc
hool of Environment and Society.



A passion for
mentor
ing

the careers of young scientists
and

a
desire

to

increase the amount of high
-
quality science used to guide best practice envi
ronmental management decisions
were

the driv
er
s

behind David’s decision to apply for an
Australian Laureate Fellowship.


O
ne of the key aims is
really very much to help develop the careers of young scientists and increase the nation’s capacity to
do best
-
practice environmental management in Australi
a
and elsewhere around the world,” he says.


As an advocate for science careers, his advice to students of all ages is that “
Science is a very
exciting discipline and there is great satisfaction from making discoveries. Find your research passion
and
follow your passion and strive to make a positive scientific contribution to the future of
Australia. It is also critical to be persistent and resili
ent to overcome difficult times”.


David’s Australian Laureate Fellowship

will

also help
him further his vi
tal
conservation and
b
iodiversity

research. The Fellowship will help him
use new empirical analyses and new ecological
theory to discover where, when and how to best apply surrogates.
The n
ew capacity
developed
will
be built in surrogate ecology and the re
sults used to significantly enhance the effective management
and monitoring of environments and biodiversity both in Australian and worldwide.


David

obtained his PhD in forest ecology
and his
Doctor of Science
from
t
he ANU

(in
1990

and
2003 respectively). Prior to
working a
t t
he
ANU he w
orked as a scientist with the Victorian
Government

and

throughout his research career he has

frequently provided high
-
level advice on
conservation and resource management policy to many levels of gov
ernment.


David

is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science

and
has received numerous awards
including the 2010 Eureka Prize for Environmental Research, the 2011 Serventy Medal from the
Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union and was jointly awarded t
he 1999 Eureka Science Prize. He
has

also

received
six

Whitley Awards for his books, the most recent in 2011 for the Ecological
Zoology book
Forest Phoenix.



David's research interests include landscape ecology, forest and woodland conservation and
management from which he has published 780 scientific articles and 32 books.

________________

Find out more about
David

and his research by visiting the
ANU website.

Media may phone
David
on
02

6125 7800 or 0427 770 593
for more information on
his

story and what this

Australian
Laureate Fellowship

means for him.


For more information
on the
Australian Laureate Fellowship
s scheme visit the
ARC website

or phone
the ARC media team on 0412 623 056.


To download the photo displayed at the top of this factsheet, please visit the
Australian Laureate
Fellowships photo page

on the ARC website.